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Old 09-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Rear Seat Swap

I have an 03 wagon. I found some rear seats with head rests from an 00 or 01 zx3. The latch point of the zx3 seats is about one inch inboard vs wagoon seats. Anyone have a workaround? Thanks.


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Old 09-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Update. Seats look the same but wagon seats backs are one inch wider and latch is off by this amount. Either i move the latches inboard one inch with spacers, or go back to stock. Too tired to decide now.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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Pulling back cover on wagon seat found out the frame has a metal section with holes to install three head rests, two sides and one in the middle, lets hear it for world cars. The head rest moves in a black tube that snaps into these holes. I would bet the front tube and rears are the same. The spacing of the rear head rest rods is narrower (12 cm) than the fronts (15 mm) so a head rest swap wont work. I would bet anyone could snag some JY tubes, and pop them into their seats, after cutting a small hole. I wonder in other Ford product head rests have the same spacing as the backs . Both F and R have 12 mm dia posts, the R are smooth, and the fronts are notched.

Want to make the car safer for passengers.

I would post pictures, but need to get a link to " FF picture for dummies" first.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Popped the tubes in the rear seat. Just had to lift the connection on the bottom of the seat, run a screw driver up and through the holes (they angle forward) then cut the fabric. They snap in.

Getting the tubes out from a JY seat needs access to the upper portion. Push in the tab and tap the tube up with a hammer ligthly.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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This is the ZX3 factory hole position.

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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One set of tubes is tight. May have missed slighlty with tube depth. Hard to see when the notch grabs. May have over driven it.
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